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robert hendel, MD

"Welcome to the Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute (TUHVI). The Section of Cardiology at Tulane University School of Medicine is dedicated to providing the highest quality care of cardiovascular disorders, while performing cutting-edge research. Additionally, we are proud of the legacy of education at Tulane and through the Institute, provide training for the next generation of cardiologists in a wide spectrum of vascular and cardiac disorder. Please explore our website to learn more about our patient care services, fellowship training programs and ongoing research projects."

Robert C. Hendel, MD, FACC, FAHA, MASNC
Sidney W. and Marilyn S. Lassen Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Director of Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute

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The Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute (TUHVI) encompasses leading clinical, educational and research programs for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. TUHVI offers comprehensive heart and vascular clinical care at locations on the West Bank of New Orleans at St. Luke’s Medical Center, in Metairie at the Tulane Multi-Specialty Lakeside Clinic, and downtown New Orleans at the Tulane Medical Center, the University Medical Center, and the Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Healthcare System.

Our physicians specialize in: Interventional Cardiovascular Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment, Electrophysiology Treatment, Advanced Arrhythmia Management, Preventative Cardiology Services, Lipid Management, Hypertension Management, Women's Heart Disease Treatment, Peripheral Vascular (or Aerterial Disease) Management, Cardiac and Vascular Imaging, Vascular Surgery, and Endovascular Venous Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins. The Institute is a leader in treating peripheral arterial and venous disease.

TUHVI’s nationally recognized clinical faculty are dedicated to the education and training of physicians in Cardiovascular Diseases. Because TUHVI physicians and surgeons are also academicians, patients can be assured that each case is thoroughly reviewed and all available treatment options are considered. TUHVI faculty are leaders of research and development in their subspecialty, often sharing their knowledge by lecturing around the country regarding the latest methods of treating cardiac and peripheral artery disease. TUHVI physicians also serve as clinical investigators, participating in a growing number of clinical trials.